Manu Tuilagi Beast

Possibly one of the greatest sights in world rugby is seeing a back the size of a forward flying down a channel ready to brush off any who stand in their way. So here is our look at the top to beasts in the backs;

10. Henry Speight

Speight looks like he could be the answer to the Wallabies troubles on the wing with his powerful running and ability to fend.


9. George North

You only need to point to North’s carrying of Folau during the 2013 Lions tour to see just how powerful the young Welsh winger is.

8. Vereniki Goneva

Goneva finished last season as the Premiership’s top try scorer after powering his way over the line on numerous occasions for the Tigers.

7. Sitiveni Sivivatu

Sivivatu remains one of the most impressive wingers in the Top 14 perfectly blending his guile with an ability to run through almost anybody.

6. Sam Burgess

Ok, so Burgess may not actually have played a game of union yet, however there’s no doubting that once he does he will be almost unstoppable.


5. Ma’a Nonu

Nonu is one of the original monster backs, and although he may have added more subtlety to his game he’s still capable of running through opponents.

4. Mathieu Bastareaud

A man the size of Bastareaud looks more suited to the front row than the centres meaning the Frenchman only has one option…..bosh!

3. Julian Savea

Savea is possible the most skillful player on this list, despite this he’s still prone to the odd Jonah Lomu-esque moment.

2. Rene Ranger

Ranger may have traded the All Blacks shirt for the Top 14 but that hasn’t stopped the powerful New Zealander making his presence known on the rugby field.


1. Manu Tuilagi

Tuilagi truly is a freak of nature, an absolute beast of a man who fears absolutely nobody on a rugby field.

Who do you think is rugby’s biggest beast in the backs?